Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

ribbon wreath and lanterns

Here’s a trend-right addition to your holiday décor! Mix traditional and farmhouse elements together to make this lovely ribbon wreath and lantern set. We’ll walk you through all the steps you need to DIY your own Christmas mantel decorations (including those lovely bows!) in our instructions below!
Step 1

First, add bows to your lanterns. Take a length of ribbon and tie it into a large, shoestring-style bow. Make the bows in the center, with long tails on each side. Next, twist a chenille pipe cleaner around the center of each bow, then use that chenille pipe cleaner to attach the bow to the top of the lantern. Repeat this step to add a bow to your second lantern, too, and place both on your mantel.

TIP: Remember to fluff your bows and trim their tails for a pretty, finished look!

Step 2
Now it’s time to decorate the wreath. Working with the red ribbon while it’s still on its spool, wire its starting end to the wreath. Grasp the ribbon about 5"- 6" down its length, loop it over a wreath section and wire it to the wreath. Continue looping and wiring the red ribbon throughout the wreath.
Step 3
Next, add berry and pine cone picks to the wreath. Use a dab of hot glue to fasten each one securely in place.
Step 4

Finish the wreath with a larger, multi-loop bow. To make this bow, work with the ribbon while it’s on its spool. Start by measuring out a tail that’s about 9" long, then follow these steps:

  • Make a loop with about 6" - 8" of ribbon, depending on how big you want your bow to be. Pinch and twist the ribbon after the first loop and make a second loop that’s the same size on the other side of the pinched area. This will become the center of your bow.
  • Continue making loops on either side of the center, alternating sides, until you have a total of six loops (or until the bow reaches the size you want).
  • Twist a chenille pipe cleaner around the center to fasten it, but don’t trim away any excess – you’ll use it to fasten the bow to the wreath in Step 5. Take a moment to shape each of the bow’s loops.
  • Cut the ribbon from its spool, leaving another 9" tail.
  • Keep the bow’s tails long (about 8" - 10"), but trim their ends at an angle to avoid any fraying.

TIP: We have a great video tutorial on how to make a multi-loop bow. To watch it, just click here

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